How to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11

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Let's talk today about the update from Windows 10 a Windows 11.

Let's start by saying that, in order to put it into practice, it is necessary:

  1. un minimum 1 GHz processor, with two or more cores,
  2. un a 64 bit compatible o SoC processor (system on a chip),
  3. a memory RAM da 4 GB,
  4. a free disk space of at least 64 GB.

In addition, you need:

  1. a graphics card compatible with DirectX 12 con driver WDDM 2.0,
  2. a at least 9 ″ screen with HD resolution (720p) or higher.

To upgrade we must also have:

  1. un firmware system compatible with UEFI,
  2. il microcontroller TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module), a microchip integrated or added to the PC motherboard, which allows you to protect data at a low level, by generating and storing keys, based on the system in use,
  3. an Internet connection,
  4. un account Microsoft.

If we have all this available, we can begin to explain in detail how to upgrade windows 10 to windows 11.

Preliminary information

In order to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 we need to have a regular one user license for the operating system.

At least until October 2022, Microsoft ensures theFree upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 to anyone who owns a copy of the aforementioned operating system on a regular basis.

On the other hand, those who have to assemble a new PC or have to switch to a more advanced edition of Windows (e.g. want to switch from Windows 10 Home to Windows 11 Pro) must purchase a product key per Windows 11.

In this regard, there are different options and different resellers to which you can turn.

  • He only sells it licenses for Windows 10, at prices of 145 euros for the Home edition and 259 euros for the Pro edition of the operating system.
  • It is possible though save large amounts of money and buy Windows 11 specific licenses by contacting third-party resellers.

Among the most established and reliable third-party resellers there is: site managed by a company with offices in Italy and England that sells:

  • ,
  • for other editions of the Microsoft operating system (such as)
  • at lower prices than the official ones.

These are resold licenses, which first belonged to companies and companies and then moved to the cloud ().

The purchase of licenses on Mr Key Shop takes place in the following way:

  • completely digital and 100% Eco Friendly,
  • after payment, which can be done with various secure payment methods, come PayPal, Amazon Pay e carta,
  • you will immediately receive both the purchased product keys and the activation instructions directly via email,
  • exists there money back guarantee on all articles,
  • there is a chance to get free Italian specialized assistance.

To purchase the Windows 11 license on Mr Key Shop:

  • connect to,
  • click onedition of the operating system that interests us,
  • press the button to add it to cart.

Among the available editions you can buy the update package:

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  • ,
  • ,

The 100% original licenses are also available on Mr Key Shop, at a discounted price for:

  • ,
  • older versions of
  • antivirus software.

After adding all the products of our interest:

  • go to the cash di Mr Key Shop,
  • carry out the payment following the on-screen instructions,
  • we will get the licenses and usage instructions via email.

How to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 for free

If we have a license of Windows 10 Home and, if our PC, has all the requirements illustrated: theWindows 11 upgrade is free and provided directly by Microsoft.

In definitive per upgrade Windows 10 Pro to Windows 11, in the presence of all the necessary parameters, regardless of the Windows 10 package we have, we can update the operating system by following one of the procedures that we will see from here on.

Windows Update

Windows Update is the service that deals with updates of Microsoft Windows operating systems and, with which, we can renew our Windows 10 system to Windows 11.

To check if our PC is ready to receive Windows 11, let's do this:

  • click the button Home (the Windows flag),
  • from the opened menu, press on the item Settings
  • in the panel that opens, select the item Update and security,
  • under the heading Windows Update, click the button Check for updates.

If the update is ready to be installed, and if the PC meets all the requirements, we will see:

  • the button Download and install,
  • press it to start the download,
  • once the procedure has started, click on the button Accept and install, from the new panel opened,
  • wait for the download to finish.

Once the download is complete:

  • press the button Restart, to restart the device,
  • start using the new operating system, after the procedure is finished and the PC is ready.

Windows 11 Installation Assistant

It may happen that our Windows PC is compatible, but the update to Windows 11 is slow to arrive on Windows Update. It can happen, as the distribution of the operating system happens gradually.

So let's see how to do it, for how to upgrade windows 10 to windows 11, following an alternative method.

With a PC having a 64-bit processor, the Assistant can be used for installation of Microsoft.

To use this software:

  • connect to,
  • click the button Download now, placed under the heading Windows 11 installation assistant,
  • double click on the file Windows11IntallationAssistant.exe,
  • press the Yes and Run buttons.

After that:

  • wait for the device compatibility check,
  • once you have read the terms and conditions, press the button Accept and Install,
  • wait for the PC to install the new operating system,
  • at the end of the operation, press the button Restart now, to start the restart procedures after which we can start using Windows 11 without losing any data.

How to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 with no requirements

If we do not have all the necessary requirements, but we would still like to perform upgrade to Windows 11, it can be done. It is neither impossible nor illegal, although not particularly recommended.

By taking this action, in fact, you can risk damaging your PC, compromising its stability, or losing the manufacturer's warranty, Windows support and the ability to receive updates.

If we want to proceed anyway, we can use the clean installation procedure via ISO file (to burn to USB flash drive or DVD).

To use this method:

  • connect to,
  • click the button Download now, under the heading Creating Windows 11 installation media,
  • will be picked up on .exe file of Media Creation Tool,
  • press twice,
  • click the buttons Is accepted e NEXT.

At this point:

  • put the check mark next to the item ISO file,
  • press the button Forward,
  • decide in which folder on the PC to save the ISO image.

After the image has been saved:

  • copy it to your USB with the software
  • you can use the program and upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 without TPM, following the instructions we have provided so far.

If we can't use Rufus, we can:

  • act directly fromSystem Registry Editor,
  • force the removal of the controls on the TPM,
  • freely install the operating system from a USB stick,
  • or DVD created using the official Media Creation Tool.

How to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 without losing data

If the procedures for upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11, and for upgrading to Windows 11 without requirements, which we have explained, have been successful, we should not have lost any data on the PC.

In both cases, in fact, just before the final installation of Windows 11, if we want to:

  1. keep personal files and apps,
  2. keep personal files only,
  3. or not keep nothing.

By selecting the first option, you can not lose any of your data: files and applications, and keep everything on your PC.

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